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Palm announce their second WebOS smartphone - the Pixi

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Palm announce their second WebOS smartphone - the Pixi - read the full textLet's face it, Palm and their WebOS-driven Pre never really took off on our side of the Big Pond but that's simply because they went for a CDMA radio instead of GSM (and for those clever commenters - by "took off" we mean gain user appreciation not market success - we know Palm Pre has yet to be...

 

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it lacks so many features and Palm has been very slow releasing GSM version that I just got a BlackBerry instead.

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  • 2009-10-23 02:47
  • t7Cq

If you have had a Pre and had to deal with the slider being loos, you would jump all over the Pixi. The size of the Pre is just a little to fat and when the keyboard is open there are some sharp edges. So for me being a Pre user. I will have to say its time to upgrade

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  • 2009-09-17 08:39
  • 4ZZ%

I think this phone is not better than the palm pre as it lacks so many features like wi fi a better camera and many phones so I do not think it will attract many people

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  • 2009-09-15 12:20
  • uH%c

what i cant understand why dont palm pre get released o2 im the uk. Reading about it on the site soundz good and reading the review , phoned o2 in the uk they said they have no idea. What i want to know when will it be realesed in the uk.

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  • 2009-09-13 19:58
  • Tr8a

> In reply to Dan @ 2009-09-11 11:40 from Mfxa - click to readNext month? Really? Not according to Palm who this morning were still saying 'in time for the Christmas Holidays' i.e. the week before Christmas when it won't interfere with the cash bonanza that is the cult of the iphone.

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  • 2009-09-11 15:07
  • nEsY

"While Palm have still not kept that promise for a GSM Pre..."

Err....yeah...they have. GSM Palm Pre is launching next month in the UK, slower than the US variant admittedly but better late than never. As for not gaining "market appreciation" here, it's widely tipped to be a genuine iPhone beater and will be promoted heavily by O2 (see their most recent sales brochure - page 2 is a big fat Pre advert!)

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  • 2009-09-11 11:40
  • Mfxa

We don't need Pixi, we need your Pre's GSM version.

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  • 2009-09-10 18:35
  • P@cs

This phone reminds me so much of my SN P1i :)

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  • 2009-09-10 16:19
  • iGfG

Iphone meet blackberry ... Palm needs to get back to the drawing board and invest in product design instead of ripping idea's off innovative companies... pathetic.

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  • 2009-09-10 15:38
  • vjqS

> In reply to David @ 2009-09-09 23:06 from M8Tu - click to readI know who!!!!!! NOBODY!!!

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  • 2009-09-10 01:03
  • G2GS

I hope they provide 3G support on this as it's usless otherwise in Australia.

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  • 2009-09-09 23:11
  • PxUi

Who the he** wants a smartphone with no GSM, 3G, Wi-fi and a 2mp camera?

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  • 2009-09-09 23:06
  • M8Tu

a 2.6" cap touchie and full keyboard in 99g body???

hold on, im going to get some tissues. i just had an orgasm.

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  • 2009-09-09 22:29
  • EqVq

Come on Palm ! - all we want is a Palm Treo 650 with 8MP camera with flash and Wifi, is it that difficult ? ?

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  • 2009-09-09 19:50
  • nFYx

Announcing a second webOS device? Palm hasn´t even been able to launch the pre and now they´re coming up with the sissy...erm, pixi???
When will this POC come out? December 32, 3204??? Palm sucks!

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  • 2009-09-09 19:09
  • G2GS

> In reply to Ed @ 2009-09-09 14:02 from nEsY - click to readA quick point on Telefonica and O2 exlusive phone launches. In more than one country in the GSM world they have shown themselves to be inept and ill prepared to cope with demand.

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  • 2009-09-09 16:58
  • pqbp

> In reply to Ed @ 2009-09-09 15:54 from nEsY - click to readFair point about the fact that Telefonica have yet to release the GSM Pre into the wild over here but that´s just the point that has me annoyed with Palm themselves. I´ve used Palm PDAs and phones all my life and agree they make an excellent device but why can´t I enjoy a GSM version of the Pre at the same time as the CDMA users? The result is that I am now chomping at the bit for a QWERTY Android phone and let´s face it; there are a plethora of devices about to be released, personally I think we´re gonna see an avalanche of releases in the last quarter / first quarter of next year. So we´re going to have MORE choice very soon. Plus, we are assuredly looking at better expandability, CPU spec and internal RAM. Palm need to address the global market asap. That´s their problem.

Agree with point that gsmarena.com got it wrong on the take up of GSM Pre´s as well.

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  • 2009-09-09 16:56
  • pqbp

Lol! That is the funniest bit of news I´ve read in quite a while! First off... this thing is hideous! It´s even uglier than the pre... And what about the f@ggotty-@ss name!!! pixi??? They should have called it the "fairy"! And no wifi? I swear, I thought it was April's fools day!!

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  • 2009-09-09 16:50
  • G2GS

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-09-09 14:59 from SnLm - click to readMy point was a more general one that GSM Arena have never reviewed ANY Palm model, not just the Pre

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  • 2009-09-09 15:54
  • nEsY

i,ve been using palm650 since last 5 years.fantastic phone. wanna upgrade just because of the weight.
just wanna know one thing. does it have office application (word excel etc) with the EDITOR. i,d be grateful to get this information. thank you

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  • 2009-09-09 15:02
  • PS@b

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